Drinking Water Distribution News

  1. Kamstrup US Manufacturing Facility Officially Open
    2/11/2018

    Kamstrup Water Metering opened its new US Production Facility on February 8 in Roswell, Ga. Danish Ambassador to the United States, Lars Gert Lose, had the honor of cutting the ribbon for the opening ceremony.

  2. Will Expanding WIFIA Endanger It?
    2/8/2018

    Water utilities are concerned that U.S. EPA’s loan program for water and wastewater projects might be expanded — to death.

  3. Storm-Hardened Communication Network From Sensus Helps Utilities Weather Winter Blast
    2/7/2018

    The new year rang in with a bitter, two-week cold snap followed by snowy conditions throughout South Carolina. Chesterfield County experienced nine days in a row of frigid temperatures, with the daytime high never breaking 37 degrees, and a wintry mix that delivered more than five inches of snow to the southern part of the county.

  4. Jones® Triton® Fire Hydrant Adds Auxiliary Port For Additional Uses
    2/6/2018

    Mueller Water Products recently announced the new Jones® Triton® J-4048 Dome Top Wet Barrel Fire Hydrant. The new dome feature gives access to an auxiliary port at the top of the hydrant that allows it to be used for other purposes, such as construction water access, installation of pressure sensors, etc.

  5. Williamsburg Water Main Upgrade Uses Innovative Process To Reduce Cost, Duration And Neighborhood Disruption
    2/6/2018

    An innovative process to revive older infrastructure is being used by the New York City Departments of Design and Construction (DDC) and Environmental Protection (DEP) as the City seeks to improve the water distribution system near McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

  6. Have A Question Related To Valves Or Hydrants? Ask An Expert
    2/2/2018

    Did you know AMERICAN Flow Control’s industry experts are ready and waiting to field your technical questions? For example, what are the advantages of using AMERICAN’s Series 2500 with ALPHA restrained joint ends versus a valve with mechanical joint ends? Why do so many utilities prefer gate valves over butterfly valves? For owners, engineers and contractors, these and even more complex valve- and hydrant-related questions come up every day, but now answers can be found with a single email to an AMERICAN Flow Control expert.

  7. Metering Error In San Diego Had Neighbors’ Bills Swapped For Over 20 Years
    2/1/2018

    The main point of contact for most consumers and their drinking water utilities comes when it’s time for the former to pay their bills. That is probably why mistakes in this area are such points of prevailing consternation.

  8. Kamstrup Opens US Manufacturing For Water Meters
    2/1/2018

    Kamstrup, a world-leading supplier of intelligent energy and water metering solutions, is opening a new water meter production facility in the United States. The facility Grand Opening takes place Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 1-3pm.

  9. EPA Declares War On Lead Contamination
    2/1/2018

    Three years after lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, MI, launched a full-fledged national crisis, the U.S. EPA has expressed its commitment to solving the problem in no uncertain terms.

  10. Overwhelmed By Water Main Breaks, Philadelphia Opens Social Media Service Requests
    1/31/2018

    In a move that will likely be appreciated by ratepayers but could open another avenue for undue criticism, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has decided to field complaints about water main breaks on social media.